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Nasiri N, Vazirinejad R, Rezaeian M, Sharifi H, Sanji Rafsanjani M. Epidemiology of mortality among road accident victims in the south of Kerman Province, Iran, from 2012 to 2015. J Occup Health Epidemiol 2017; 6 (3) :136-143
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1- Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran.
2- Dept. of Social Medicine, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran. , rvazirinejad@yahoo.co.uk
3- Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Occupational Environmental Research Center, Medical School, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran.
4- HIV/STI Surveillance Research Center, and WHO Collaborating Center for HIV Surveillance, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
5- Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran.
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Received: 2017/05/8
Accepted: 2017/06/14
ePublished: 2017/11/15
Subject: Epidemiology
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Background: Road accidents and their resulting deaths are important issues in the Iranian society. Identifying the distribution of mortality as a result of road accidents has a significant role in preventing this problem. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of road deaths in Southern Kerman Province, Iran, from 2012 to 2015.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the injured individuals who died due to road accidents were entered into the study by census sampling method. After entering the data into the statistical software, the frequency of the studied variables was presented in the form of text and table.
Results: In this study, the frequency of deaths was higher among motor vehicle drivers (44.73%), and in cases with head injury (40.68%) and automobiles (68.85%), and in accidents in the spring and autumn (respectively, 28.28% and 25.66%) compared to other groups.
Conclusions: Since victims with head injuries and drivers of vehicles had the highest frequency of death in this study, it seems that increasing the use of protective equipment (belts and helmet) has a significant role in reducing the rate of mortality due to driving accidents in this area.
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